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a strange issue with my windows ten computer.

Jim Rawls
 

Hi all,

When I first turn on my computer, after it has been off for a few hours, all works ok, except, all of a sudden, the computer shuts down. I could be reading an email, or listening to a song, or whatever, and all of a sudden I have nothing. I asked my sighted wife is the screen showed anything, and she said it was blank. So, I do a reboot, and it comes up, and after that, all is fine, until the next time, when I shut down for a while, and the sequence begins again, I start the computer, it works ok for let's say ten minutes or so, and then it shuts down. And after I reboot, all is fine.

I am running windows ten, and, jaws 2020.I went into my control panel, and to power options, and told it to shut down, when I shut the computer down, ion battery an plugged in. I also told it, to shut down, when on battery when the lid closes, and the same when plugged in.do you have any ideas why it is acting this way? Thanks for your help. Jim


Re: Changing password on an iCloud/Me.com address

 

Al,

          My guess is, then, that Apple will allow pre-existing "relationships" between email clients and their servers to remain active with the passwords that were in force at the time the relationship was formed until and unless you go in to manually change them to match whatever you've set for your Apple ID.  Then, if you do that, then go back and change your Apple ID password again, they'll probably keep working.

           I personally find this system bizarre, but you can do the same thing with a Microsoft Account and the Microsoft Account linked Windows 10 User Account.  If you change the password on your Microsoft Account, you can still use the old one on Windows 10 until or unless you were to enter the new one you've set at microsoft.com.  If you do that then the old one will be supplanted.  But I can understand this for logging in to a machine, because if you were to be offline you absolutely must have some way of allowing a user to log in and that means having a local copy of the password, which is what gets used if you're offline or used first if you enter it correctly even if you're online.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: Changing password on an iCloud/Me.com address

Alan Robbins
 

Brian,

 

Thanks, did not see this but interesting.

I did change my Apple ID but it has not made any difference with the  email addresses. I can still send and receive from them.

 

Al

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Changing password on an iCloud/Me.com address

 

Alan,

         @icloud.com, @me.com, and even @mac.com can all be e-mail aliases for the same address, and that's what has to be happening here if the same messages are showing up without forwarding being involved.

          If you didn't see this page when doing your research, read it now: iCloud: About your @icloud.com, @me.com, and @mac.com email addresses   
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: nls free braille eReader presentation September 14th 2020

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Should be out later this week.

Ann P.

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Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@...
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


just curious

james hooper
 

Greetings all are anyone using blue tooth devices around their neck or earphones I am looking for something other then an ear piece.


Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Thunder Thinks This Is Spam

 

On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 07:13 PM, lynn white wrote:
Don't know why but it is performing as expected.
-
I'm glad to hear that.  As you've now learned by experience, one often cannot know why an error came into existence in the first place and sometimes a reinstall or an upgrade gets rid of it.

There are odd things that really do defy explanation without expending way, way, way more effort than it's worth, as things like this are seldom the result of something the user did, or did not, do. 
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: Thunder Thinks This Is Spam

lynn white
 

Hey Brian and Gene,

I'm now on the updated version and it is working quite well. Don't know why but it is performing as expected.

On 9/15/2020 9:25 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Lynn,

           Go to https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/, activate the Free Download (looks like a button, but appears to be a link on hover-over), and go through the rest of the typical save and run.  It will update the existing Thunderbird install.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: Thunder Thinks This Is Spam

lynn white
 

That's my idea as well. I'll check it out tomorrow.

On 9/15/2020 5:48 PM, Gene wrote:
That's odd.  As far as I know, Thunderbird is classified as a secure application.  Maybe somethihng went wrong with the update and it somehow isn't being seen properly.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: lynn white
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 5:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Thunder Thinks This Is Spam

Hi Gene,

Thanks. I did get the update installed. I did the update but now I have
two versions on my desktop. The second icon will not recognize my password.

What it said was that I got blocked because I was using an insecure app.
(Thunderbird?) Anyway, for now, I can use the original until this gets
straighten out.

On 9/15/2020 9:33 AM, Gene wrote:
I don't know what is causing it.  Do you have more than one account?  If so, you need to turn off the setting for all accounts individually.

You said this just started happening.  Brian spoke of possible corruption of the program and that could be.  You may want to uninstall and install it again as he suggests.  Something detrimental evidently happened since you didn't have this behavior before.

Even if you solve the problem, you may still want to consider the following:
One thing I encourage people to do is use Thunderbird portable. You can keep your installed version and try the portable version so you will have no delay or interruption in receiving e-mail.

The reasons I say that people should use the portable version are that you can move the program to any machine you want and have all your e-mail and settings, except that I don't know if you will have message rules transferred.
You can run it from something like a thumb drive if you are using a machine that isn't yours and that you don't have the program on.  And you can keep a backup copy so that if the program becomes corrupted, you can simply delete it and copy the backup copy to the location where you usually have the program. To keep the backup copy current, you can delete the backup when you want and copy the one you are using to that location again. This will preserve your e-mail and any changes you have made to the program, such as settings changes and probably add-ons as well.

You won't have to trouble shoot problems anymore that arise from corruption of the program.  You can just replace it by deleting it and copying the backup copy to the location you run the program from.
Although I use the Brave browser for most of my browsing, I use Firefox portable off and on and I use the portable version for the same reasons.

I use portable versions of programs where they either do everything the installed version does or where the portable version does the things I want it to do.

-----Original Message----- From: lynn white
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:16 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Thunder Thinks This Is Spam

Hey Gene,

First of all, thank you as always. I perform the step by step method
that you gave. Unfortunately, I'm still getting this message from the
Tbird.

If you have any other ideas, I've got an open ear.

On 9/15/2020 9:04 AM, Gene wrote:
You can turn off the spam filter.  You don't needit if your provider filters spam well.  I don't use a spam filter on my machine and I get almost no spam because the GMail spam filter filters out just about everything.

Here is how you do it.
New main steps start on new lines.
I'll go into more detail if you need me to about how to find things.
Open tools with alt t.
Type s to open the account settings dialog.
Down arrow to junk settings.
Tab a few times until you get to Enable adaptive junk mail controls for this account.
Uncheckit with the space bar.
Tab to and activate the ok button.
The intrusive and annoying messages will be gone and you may wwell se little or no more spam than you do now.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: lynn white
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 8:48 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Thunder Thinks This Is Spam

This has suddenly started popping up for every message. Fixes? Thanks.








I use portable versions of programs where they do the same things as the nonportable versions or if they do what I want even if they don't do everything.

Gene






Re: Accessible terminal program

Norman
 

Interesting. I don't get this certificate error if using brave.

I wonder what the error is? If you click advanced is there an error message?

On 9/15/2020 3:12 PM, Gene wrote:
I don't know if it means anything but when using Brave and Chrome, both more or less the same browser, I get a security message that the certificate is invalid.  I don't know if it matters.  Firefox shows no such message.  Does that mean anything concerning how safe the browsers are in this respect if a site has an expired certificate?

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Frank Ventura
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Accessible terminal program

This is where you can get Hyper Terminal for Windows 10. There is even a version that supports scripting:
https://www.hilgraeve.com/

Frank Ventura


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:00 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Accessible terminal program

Here is a correction.  It was a long time ago, but I just remembered that I didn't use the hyperterminal program in XP.  I don't know how easy it was to use but I started out using the Hyperterminal in Windows 95 and 98, which are very different in terms of interface.  I seem to recall that Hyperterminal in XP is a command line program and I didn't want to fool around with it since the Windows 95 and 98 version was so easy to use, having a Windows interface.  So the forum discussion I provided may not be useful.

There was some sort of security problem with the Windows 95/98 hyperterminal but it doesn't matter for how you are going to use it.

I placed the Windows 95/98 program on my XP machine and used it but I don't know if it runs in Windows 7 and higher.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:39 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Accessible terminal program

This discussion may be helpful.
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-other_settings/hyperterminal-windows-10/b91760c3-86ac-47bb-abfa-2bf0b01aa9b7
I don't know what Hyperterminal is like now.  I used to use it in XP for transfering files from a Braille 'N Speak but I don't know how the program may have changed since then.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: David Goldfield
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Accessible terminal program

Rick, thanks for this info. Someone on a Facebook group acquired a used Blazie Engineering Type 'n Speak and was asking about what could be used to facilitate file transfers to and from the device. Aside from Blazie's proprietary software many of us used terminal programs such as Procomm, Telix and Commo but these likely wouldn't be reasonable options in a Windows 10 environment. I was hoping to find an accessible terminal program to recommend to her. If I feel motivated to do it I may fire up my Bns or Braille Lite to see if Terraterm can communicate with it.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 9/15/2020 8:16 AM, Rick Alfaro wrote:
Frank, a while back I ran across the need to use a terminal program
and looked at a few of them. The most accessible one to me seemed to
be Tera Term which is the one I used for that project. My needs were
simple so my knowledge of the program is quite shallow but you can
give it a try and see if it works for you. I don't have the link but a
Google search will find it.





Warmest regards

Rick Alfaro

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Frank Ventura
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:37 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Accessible terminal program

Hi all, can anyone recommend the most accessible terminal program for
serial communications?
Thanks
Frank Ventura

















Re: Thunder Thinks This Is Spam

 

On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 06:48 PM, Gene wrote:
Thunderbird is classified as a secure application.
-
It is.  But you do have to go through the Google OAUTH process to get it recognized for accessing your account(s).  This typically occurs when you are initially trying to set up the account under Thunderbird, and has been in place for some time now.  I know I did this for a version of Thunderbird earlier than 68 and the recognition of Thunderbird as having access to my accounts has carried over since.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: Thunder Thinks This Is Spam

Gene
 

That's odd. As far as I know, Thunderbird is classified as a secure application. Maybe somethihng went wrong with the update and it somehow isn't being seen properly.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: lynn white
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 5:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Thunder Thinks This Is Spam

Hi Gene,

Thanks. I did get the update installed. I did the update but now I have
two versions on my desktop. The second icon will not recognize my password.

What it said was that I got blocked because I was using an insecure app.
(Thunderbird?) Anyway, for now, I can use the original until this gets
straighten out.

On 9/15/2020 9:33 AM, Gene wrote:
I don't know what is causing it. Do you have more than one account? If so, you need to turn off the setting for all accounts individually.

You said this just started happening. Brian spoke of possible corruption of the program and that could be. You may want to uninstall and install it again as he suggests. Something detrimental evidently happened since you didn't have this behavior before.

Even if you solve the problem, you may still want to consider the following:
One thing I encourage people to do is use Thunderbird portable. You can keep your installed version and try the portable version so you will have no delay or interruption in receiving e-mail.

The reasons I say that people should use the portable version are that you can move the program to any machine you want and have all your e-mail and settings, except that I don't know if you will have message rules transferred.
You can run it from something like a thumb drive if you are using a machine that isn't yours and that you don't have the program on. And you can keep a backup copy so that if the program becomes corrupted, you can simply delete it and copy the backup copy to the location where you usually have the program. To keep the backup copy current, you can delete the backup when you want and copy the one you are using to that location again. This will preserve your e-mail and any changes you have made to the program, such as settings changes and probably add-ons as well.

You won't have to trouble shoot problems anymore that arise from corruption of the program. You can just replace it by deleting it and copying the backup copy to the location you run the program from.
Although I use the Brave browser for most of my browsing, I use Firefox portable off and on and I use the portable version for the same reasons.

I use portable versions of programs where they either do everything the installed version does or where the portable version does the things I want it to do.

-----Original Message----- From: lynn white
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:16 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Thunder Thinks This Is Spam

Hey Gene,

First of all, thank you as always. I perform the step by step method
that you gave. Unfortunately, I'm still getting this message from the
Tbird.

If you have any other ideas, I've got an open ear.

On 9/15/2020 9:04 AM, Gene wrote:
You can turn off the spam filter. You don't needit if your provider filters spam well. I don't use a spam filter on my machine and I get almost no spam because the GMail spam filter filters out just about everything.

Here is how you do it.
New main steps start on new lines.
I'll go into more detail if you need me to about how to find things.
Open tools with alt t.
Type s to open the account settings dialog.
Down arrow to junk settings.
Tab a few times until you get to Enable adaptive junk mail controls for this account.
Uncheckit with the space bar.
Tab to and activate the ok button.
The intrusive and annoying messages will be gone and you may wwell se little or no more spam than you do now.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: lynn white
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 8:48 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Thunder Thinks This Is Spam

This has suddenly started popping up for every message. Fixes? Thanks.








I use portable versions of programs where they do the same things as the nonportable versions or if they do what I want even if they don't do everything.

Gene



Re: Thunder Thinks This Is Spam

lynn white
 

Hi Gene,

Thanks. I did get the update installed. I did the update but now I have two versions on my desktop. The second icon will not recognize my password.

What it said was that I got blocked because I was using an insecure app. (Thunderbird?) Anyway, for now, I can use the original until this gets straighten out.

On 9/15/2020 9:33 AM, Gene wrote:
I don't know what is causing it.  Do you have more than one account?  If so, you need to turn off the setting for all accounts individually.

You said this just started happening.  Brian spoke of possible corruption of the program and that could be.  You may want to uninstall and install it again as he suggests.  Something detrimental evidently happened since you didn't have this behavior before.

Even if you solve the problem, you may still want to consider the following:
One thing I encourage people to do is use Thunderbird portable. You can keep your installed version and try the portable version so you will have no delay or interruption in receiving e-mail.

The reasons I say that people should use the portable version are that you can move the program to any machine you want and have all your e-mail and settings, except that I don't know if you will have message rules transferred.
You can run it from something like a thumb drive if you are using a machine that isn't yours and that you don't have the program on.  And you can keep a backup copy so that if the program becomes corrupted, you can simply delete it and copy the backup copy to the location where you usually have the program.  To keep the backup copy current, you can delete the backup when you want and copy the one you are using to that location again.  This will preserve your e-mail and any changes you have made to the program, such as settings changes and probably add-ons as well.

You won't have to trouble shoot problems anymore that arise from corruption of the program.  You can just replace it by deleting it and copying the backup copy to the location you run the program from.
Although I use the Brave browser for most of my browsing, I use Firefox portable off and on and I use the portable version for the same reasons.

I use portable versions of programs where they either do everything the installed version does or where the portable version does the things I want it to do.

-----Original Message----- From: lynn white
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:16 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Thunder Thinks This Is Spam

Hey Gene,

First of all, thank you as always. I perform the step by step method
that you gave. Unfortunately, I'm still getting this message from the
Tbird.

If you have any other ideas, I've got an open ear.

On 9/15/2020 9:04 AM, Gene wrote:
You can turn off the spam filter.  You don't needit if your provider filters spam well.  I don't use a spam filter on my machine and I get almost no spam because the GMail spam filter filters out just about everything.

Here is how you do it.
New main steps start on new lines.
I'll go into more detail if you need me to about how to find things.
Open tools with alt t.
Type s to open the account settings dialog.
Down arrow to junk settings.
Tab a few times until you get to Enable adaptive junk mail controls for this account.
Uncheckit with the space bar.
Tab to and activate the ok button.
The intrusive and annoying messages will be gone and you may wwell se little or no more spam than you do now.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: lynn white
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 8:48 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Thunder Thinks This Is Spam

This has suddenly started popping up for every message. Fixes? Thanks.








I use portable versions of programs where they do the same things as the nonportable versions or if they do what I want even if they don't do everything.

Gene


Re: Thunder Thinks This Is Spam

lynn white
 

Hi Gene,

Thanks. I did get the update installed. I did the update but now I have two versions on my desktop. The second icon will not recognize my password.

What it said was that I got blocked because I was using an insecure app. (Thunderbird?) Anyway, for now, I can use the original until this gets straighten out.

On 9/15/2020 9:33 AM, Gene wrote:
I don't know what is causing it.  Do you have more than one account?  If so, you need to turn off the setting for all accounts individually.

You said this just started happening.  Brian spoke of possible corruption of the program and that could be.  You may want to uninstall and install it again as he suggests.  Something detrimental evidently happened since you didn't have this behavior before.

Even if you solve the problem, you may still want to consider the following:
One thing I encourage people to do is use Thunderbird portable. You can keep your installed version and try the portable version so you will have no delay or interruption in receiving e-mail.

The reasons I say that people should use the portable version are that you can move the program to any machine you want and have all your e-mail and settings, except that I don't know if you will have message rules transferred.
You can run it from something like a thumb drive if you are using a machine that isn't yours and that you don't have the program on.  And you can keep a backup copy so that if the program becomes corrupted, you can simply delete it and copy the backup copy to the location where you usually have the program.  To keep the backup copy current, you can delete the backup when you want and copy the one you are using to that location again.  This will preserve your e-mail and any changes you have made to the program, such as settings changes and probably add-ons as well.

You won't have to trouble shoot problems anymore that arise from corruption of the program.  You can just replace it by deleting it and copying the backup copy to the location you run the program from.
Although I use the Brave browser for most of my browsing, I use Firefox portable off and on and I use the portable version for the same reasons.

I use portable versions of programs where they either do everything the installed version does or where the portable version does the things I want it to do.

-----Original Message----- From: lynn white
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:16 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Thunder Thinks This Is Spam

Hey Gene,

First of all, thank you as always. I perform the step by step method
that you gave. Unfortunately, I'm still getting this message from the
Tbird.

If you have any other ideas, I've got an open ear.

On 9/15/2020 9:04 AM, Gene wrote:
You can turn off the spam filter.  You don't needit if your provider filters spam well.  I don't use a spam filter on my machine and I get almost no spam because the GMail spam filter filters out just about everything.

Here is how you do it.
New main steps start on new lines.
I'll go into more detail if you need me to about how to find things.
Open tools with alt t.
Type s to open the account settings dialog.
Down arrow to junk settings.
Tab a few times until you get to Enable adaptive junk mail controls for this account.
Uncheckit with the space bar.
Tab to and activate the ok button.
The intrusive and annoying messages will be gone and you may wwell se little or no more spam than you do now.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: lynn white
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 8:48 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Thunder Thinks This Is Spam

This has suddenly started popping up for every message. Fixes? Thanks.








I use portable versions of programs where they do the same things as the nonportable versions or if they do what I want even if they don't do everything.

Gene


Re: Maps

Norma A. Boge
 

Hi Nancy, Here's a fish because I sometimes want to just hand a fish to someone instead of teaching them how to fish. LOL HTH Norma
https://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/publications/maps.html

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nancy Hill
Sent: Monday, September 14, 2020 11:11 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Maps

All, I am hoping to find someplace where I can get a map of the United States. I want one I can touch and see the relationship of the states to one another. Does anyone know of such a product or can you give me an idea of where to look?


Thanks for your help,

Nancy


Re: Old Kindles/New Kindles

David Goldfield
 

Hi. I am almost 100% certain that your friend's daughter is not correct.

First, when I used to own a Kindle Keyboard, sometimes referred to as a Kindle 3, I used a service that allowed you to email documents which would show up on your Kindle. I have not heard of that service being discontinued but I'd need to research it to confirm this.

Also, you should be able to just transfer files from a PC to the device via a USB connection.

Also, bear in mind that Amazon now has two separate product lines when it comes to reading. One product line is called the Kindle and it primarily is for reading books as well as magazines, newspapers and even comic books. While you can browse the Kindle store and purchase content the device known as the Kindle is just for reading that content. The other product line is called the Fire tablet. This device runs a variant of Android and also allows for the browsing, purchasing, downloading and reading of content from the Kindle store but it also functions as an actual tablet with the features you would expect from a tablet, such as apps for email, Web browsing, TV and music streaming, etc. It doesn't come with Google's app store known as the Google Play store but it can be sideloaded. This is technically not a Kindle although many people use the term Kindle when they're really talking about the Fire tablet. This is partially Amazon's fault as the first tablet they released was called the Kindle Fire but they eventually stopped adding the name Kindle to their tablets.

David Goldfield,
Assistive Technology Specialist

JAWS Certified, 2019

www.davidgoldfield.org
On 9/15/2020 4:38 PM, Walter Ramage via groups.io wrote:

Hi to all.  This is an enquiry on behalf of a friend as I don't use a kindle.

 

My friend has an old Kindle, 9 years old.  She is able to download books from the kindle store and books she gets from other sources she can upload to her kindle after converting the book to the Kindle format.

 

She has entertained getting a new up-to-date kindle but when she told her daughter her plans her daughter discouraged her from doing so as the "newer" kindles no longer allow you to upload third party books to the device and you can only use Kindle books purchased from Amazon.

 

Is this true?  are there any current Kindle devices that allow the upload of third party eBooks?  If it is possible, which model is it and how simple or complicated is the process?  If anybody knows the answer to these questions I look forward to hearing from you.  Walter.


Virus-free. www.avast.com


chromebooks or iPads?

Josh Kennedy
 

Hi,

I was thinking of getting a Chromebook, maybe, to play around with. I have an iPad and like it a lot because the voiceover screen reader works great with my orbit reader braille display. So does chromeVox and chromebooks have as good of braille support? I know iPad supports Japanese braille very good. Does the Chromebook? Or is iPad and jaws or NVDA on windows still the best for braille users? And how does the play store and other android apps work on chromebooks? Are they better than on android phones? 

 

 

Josh

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


nls free braille eReader presentation September 14th 2020

Josh Kennedy
 

Hi,

Is there a recording of the nls free braille eReader presentation from September 14th 2020? I missed it last night.

 

Josh

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Old Kindles/New Kindles

Walter Ramage
 

Hi to all.  This is an enquiry on behalf of a friend as I don't use a kindle.

 

My friend has an old Kindle, 9 years old.  She is able to download books from the kindle store and books she gets from other sources she can upload to her kindle after converting the book to the Kindle format.

 

She has entertained getting a new up-to-date kindle but when she told her daughter her plans her daughter discouraged her from doing so as the "newer" kindles no longer allow you to upload third party books to the device and you can only use Kindle books purchased from Amazon.

 

Is this true?  are there any current Kindle devices that allow the upload of third party eBooks?  If it is possible, which model is it and how simple or complicated is the process?  If anybody knows the answer to these questions I look forward to hearing from you.  Walter.


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Re: Thunder Thinks This Is Spam

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

What has? There's nothing that makes sense here.

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Re: Accessible terminal program

Gene
 

I don't know if it means anything but when using Brave and Chrome, both more or less the same browser, I get a security message that the certificate is invalid. I don't know if it matters. Firefox shows no such message. Does that mean anything concerning how safe the browsers are in this respect if a site has an expired certificate?

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Frank Ventura
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Accessible terminal program

This is where you can get Hyper Terminal for Windows 10. There is even a version that supports scripting:
https://www.hilgraeve.com/

Frank Ventura


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:00 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Accessible terminal program

Here is a correction. It was a long time ago, but I just remembered that I didn't use the hyperterminal program in XP. I don't know how easy it was to use but I started out using the Hyperterminal in Windows 95 and 98, which are very different in terms of interface. I seem to recall that Hyperterminal in XP is a command line program and I didn't want to fool around with it since the Windows 95 and 98 version was so easy to use, having a Windows interface. So the forum discussion I provided may not be useful.

There was some sort of security problem with the Windows 95/98 hyperterminal but it doesn't matter for how you are going to use it.

I placed the Windows 95/98 program on my XP machine and used it but I don't know if it runs in Windows 7 and higher.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:39 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Accessible terminal program

This discussion may be helpful.
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-other_settings/hyperterminal-windows-10/b91760c3-86ac-47bb-abfa-2bf0b01aa9b7
I don't know what Hyperterminal is like now. I used to use it in XP for transfering files from a Braille 'N Speak but I don't know how the program may have changed since then.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: David Goldfield
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Accessible terminal program

Rick, thanks for this info. Someone on a Facebook group acquired a used Blazie Engineering Type 'n Speak and was asking about what could be used to facilitate file transfers to and from the device. Aside from Blazie's proprietary software many of us used terminal programs such as Procomm, Telix and Commo but these likely wouldn't be reasonable options in a Windows 10 environment. I was hoping to find an accessible terminal program to recommend to her. If I feel motivated to do it I may fire up my Bns or Braille Lite to see if Terraterm can communicate with it.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 9/15/2020 8:16 AM, Rick Alfaro wrote:
Frank, a while back I ran across the need to use a terminal program
and looked at a few of them. The most accessible one to me seemed to
be Tera Term which is the one I used for that project. My needs were
simple so my knowledge of the program is quite shallow but you can
give it a try and see if it works for you. I don't have the link but a
Google search will find it.





Warmest regards

Rick Alfaro

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Frank Ventura
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:37 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Accessible terminal program

Hi all, can anyone recommend the most accessible terminal program for
serial communications?
Thanks
Frank Ventura